In 2019 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. Established in Weimar in 1919, moved to Dessau in 1925 and closed in Berlin in 1933 under pressure from the National Socialists, the Bauhaus only existed for 14 years. None the less, the legendary college of design continues to exert an influence in the present day. For the first time the history of the reception of the Bauhaus beyond Europe is investigated and a new vision of the Bauhaus conveyed.

The exhibition will be shown first at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and then in the ZPK. In Bern, there will be a greater focus on Paul Klee’s teaching and his pupils. This exhibition will show the global significance of Bauhaus theory for design education and development until the present day, against the background of the radical geopolitical changes of the 20th century.